Slide 1: Radiant Orchid



Experts at Pantone have chosen a bolder hue for their Color of the Year. Replacing 2013's Emerald is 2014's Radiant Orchid. "This color is uplifting and bold without being overpowering," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

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Hue Cues for 2014: 11 Color Trends to Follow

The colors we choose to surround ourselves with are a highly personal palette, and yet there is also an element of collective unconscious afoot. Each year there are certain hues we seem to notice everywhere, from fashion to interior design. Which colors will be the ones to watch in 2014? Experts predict a broad range, from palest blue to boldest magenta. Read on for 11 colors that promise to bring calm, creativity, and vitality to our lives and our homes.


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